Simplified text mode/read mode for any article from the site without unnecessary things
Reader Mode why do you need it?
One of the ways to reduce this fatigue is to reduce the contrast between text and the screen. Easy text reader provides an overlay to cover the screen offering several different colours for users to choose from. Further you can change the colour of the text so that it further reduces the contrast.
ReadBee is a Chrome extension designed to help people engage with text. Often reading on a screen can cause strain on the eyes and most of the time this is not perceptible to your consciousness. The only way you can tell is your inability to read long pieces of text after a while.
Note that reader view mode works best for web pages that have a lot of content. There are some tools on the top of the page that can help you personalize your ReadBee. You can change background-color, font-size, font-family and line width of the reader view.
Read Aloud uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology to convert webpage text to audio. It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, online universities and course materials.
Read Aloud allows you to select from a variety of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google Wavenet, Amazon Polly, IBM Watson, and Microsoft. Some of the cloud-based voices may require additional in-app purchase to enable.
Read Aloud can read PDF, Google Docs, Google Play books, Amazon Kindle, and EPUB (via the excellent EPUBReader extension from epubread.com).
Read Aloud is aimed at users who prefer to listen to content instead of reading, people with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, children learning to read, or simply to provide users with alternative way to consume web content.
To use Read Aloud, simply navigate to the web page you want to read, then click the Read Aloud icon on the Chrome menu. In addition, the shortcut keys ALT-P, ALT-O, ALT-Comma, and ALT-Period can be used to Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, and Forward, respectively. You may select the text you want to read before activating the extension. Right clicking on the selected text will provide you with yet another context-menu option to activate Read Aloud.
To change the voice, reading speed, pitch, or enable text highlighting, go to the Options page either by right clicking on the Read Aloud icon and choose Options, or by clicking the Gear button on the extension popup (you'll need to stop playback to see the Gear button).
Read Aloud is an open-source project I created in my spare time to satisfy my own need.